Do you feel troubled and you dont understand why? Are you sick and cannot seem to get well? Do you feel as if you are under an evil influence of some kind never having any real sense of peace? Have you prayed and prayed with not a hint of relief in sight? Well then, what you may need is deliverance and to receive deliverance you need to understand what it is and how it transpires.
There are various types of prayer such as a prayer of repentance, the prayer of faith for healing, etc. And just a simple prayer prayed in faith is a powerful weapon against the enemy. But what we need to realize is that some situations call for something along side of prayer, something called deliverance. (Please note that I said along side ofprayer not aside fromprayer.) Anything aside from prayer would be error.
Luke 18:1, "And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint." (KJV)
What can be done?
In the day and hour we are living in many are either, depressed, oppressed, or possessed. They are in need of deliverance from demonic activity such as alcohol abuse, pornography, child molestation, etc. Even followers of Christ are into habitual acts of a sinful nature. What can be done about it? The Bible says, "We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves." Romans 15:1 (KJV)
We must pray and help bring deliverance to our fellow mankind. Not because we want to make a name for ourselves, but because we want to share the name that is above every name, Jesus. How do we bring deliverance? We do this by casting out devils.
Casting out Devils
To cast out a devil you command the devil to come out in the name of Jesus. Dont stand there and argue with him if he talks back tell him to hold his peace and come out. When you are casting him out dont make it a long drawn out demonstration.
Many people often avoid the entire issue of casting out devils because they either, dont believe in it or they are afraid of it. But it is real and it is in the Bible.
Mark 16:27, "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; ..(KJV)
Sad to say rarely do pastors even address this subject from their pulpits for fear of satan and what he may do. However, 2nd Timothytells us that God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. We need not be afraid of satan or the fallen angels that hang out with him.
Jesus certainly was not afraid of the devil. He delivered many people who were bound by evil spirits.
Luke 8:2, "And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities..." (KJV)
Mark 9:25, " When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him." (KJV)
Matthew 4:24, "And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them." (KJV)
Matthew 8:16, "When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick." (KJV)
Also, remember the lady in Luke 13:11 who was bowed together and could in no wise lift herself up? Jesus said, "Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity." The Bible says she was loosed from the spirit of infirmity. Completely set free by the power of God.
In reviewing the above scriptures we find that demon spirits were often the source of illness. And although God created our bodies to last forever the human body has a tendency to malfunction. We can trace this malfunction all the way back to the Garden of Eden. Satan beguiled Eve and that is where it all began. A curse was placed on mankind but I have good news. Jesus came and delivered us from the curse. He delivered us from the power of satan.
John 10:10, "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." (KJV)
Galatians 3:13 says, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree." (KJV)
Jesus actually restored us back to the original relationship we once had with the Father. Praise the Lord we are redeemed from the curse! Sin and Sickness no longer has power over us.
Daily Warfare against Evil
Ephesians 6:12 says this. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (KJV)
We are in a daily warfare against unseen forces of evil and the only way you and I will remain in the winners circle is through and by the name of Jesus. His shed blood brings deliverance and sends chills right up the devils spine. Trust me, if you need deliverance, the name of Jesus will send the devil on his way leaving you with the deliverance you need.
If you are depressed command the devil to leave in the name of Jesus. Also you need to put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Isaiah (61:3)
If you are oppressed submit yourself to God then resist the devil and he will flee. You must submit yourself to God first. If you are trying to resist the devil and haven't submitted yourself to God you are wasting your time. God has to come first. (James 4:7)
If you are possessed in certain areas of your life, you may be an alcoholic or a drug abuser, seek out a Spirit filled Christian who has the power of God to cast out devils. (Mark 16:17)
Dont Become Discouraged
Dont become discouraged or disillusioned at the things that are going on around you. Just take a stand and realize who your enemy is and dont let him push you around.
The Word of God is more powerful than any two-edge sword. If you are sick, He will heal you. If you are tormented, He will bring peace to you. If you need a financial miracle, he will send it to you. Whatever your need may be Jesus has the answer for He is the answer. He is the deliverer!